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[Amateur film: Medicus collection: New York World's Fair, 1939-40] (Reel 2) (Part II)

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[Amateur film: Medicus collection: New York World's Fair, 1939-40] (Reel 2) (Part II)


Published 1939


Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.


Run time 18:39
Producer Medicus (P.)
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Si, C

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Reviewer: MikeManners - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2009
Subject: Boob Fetish in 1938...........
I find it very very odd that there are naked boobed girls in the 1938 World' Fair. You would expect that in today's degenerate, drugged out,homoerotic, free sex, have 15 kids with 6 black men sort of society. I thought the World's Fair was supposed to be a family oriented showplace for the modern progress of the peoples of the Earth - not a peep show.

What were the producers of the World's Fair thinking?
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2005
Subject: More nakedness!
We start this volume by going back the the nudists.. er I should say Son Worshippers.. Theyre still at it! Relaxing, dancing and uh.. playing croquet! We FINALLY get out of there and go back to the crowds.. We see a rather curiously dressed lady and her kids, we also see some people on the bench then off to the Orange Crush counter for refreshments! We also see a bushy bearded fellow and some backsides of some ladies, and another black kid! After that, we go to Sun Valley A Winter Wonderland. Here we see a mini rink. Theres a show there with lots of skating dancers, (or are they dancing skaters?) and a neat barrel jumping demo. Ive asked this before (and yes! In another review!) about why this neat thing is not done anymore. The whole ice skating thing is quite extensive (but sort of neat, as they must have some sort of elaborate cooling device for the ice, as it seems to be quite nice out). It also seems that Mr. Medicus decided to sit with the band while taking these pictures.. We then see a pretty lame ski jumping demo. The skiers dont jump past 8-10 feet.. We then (sigh) go to another girly show at the Crystal Palace Nothing really extraordinary here. The best part of this reel comes after that, we have a parachute ride! This actually LOOKS and DROPS like a parachute, and looks DAMN scary. Holy cow. People are forever craning their necks to look at it! We then look outside the curious abandoned looking Victoria Falls before having a silent musical interlude by some black men in native gear, We then conclude this volume by going to the Crystal Lassies exhibit where, yes, MORE naked girls await! Yawwwwn. Asude from the parachute ride, this volume was a bit of a downer Nothing really incredible
Reviewer: Kieran Kenney - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 8, 2004
Subject: Surprising
I was surprised to see so much footage of strip shows and nudists. Weird to think this is the same place my now 88-year-old grandmother visited with her friends. Some great footage of the parachute drop and passers by watching it. The striptease scenes are very dark, which makes them a little disorienting at first, but the fact that the surroundings are obscured in darkness provides a fascinating quality to the scenes, like the dancers are floating. Annabelle Moore, eat your heart out. Also, be sure to watch for the cameraman's reflection in a mirror, and a trio of African "natives" who seem to be having a plesant chat while they drum.
Reviewer: Ukamikanasi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 5, 2003
Subject: A more complete shot list
Added to ridetheory's list:

00:00 EXT "SON WORSHIPPERS" continued.
00:10 TITLE "Le Danse Barebareic"
00:49 EXT People walking around the Amusement Area, a family on a bench, Orange Crush counter, more people.
01:43 EXT Sun Valley exhibit, ice skating show, ski jump.
09:59 EXT Crystal Palace
10:06 INT Gay '90's style show with topless dancers.
11:17 EXT Parachute Drop ride, Life Savers ticket booth.
12:20 TITLE "Rubber necks on parade"
12:25 EXT People watching the Parachute Drop
14:00 EXT Victoria Falls exhibit, African drummers.
14:36 EXT Crystal Lassies girlie show marquee. (At 15:04, you can see the photographer in the upper left mirror. Hi, fella! Thanks for the movies!)
15:12 INT Crystal Lassies dancers. Poorly lit.
Reviewer: ridetheory - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2003
Subject: More Hoochy-Coochie Girls
The famous Life Savers Parachute Drop ride, and more girly shows.
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Incomplete shot list:

01:43 EXT Sun Valley exhibit, ice skating show.
11:17 EXT Parachute Drop ride.
14:00 EXT Victoria Falls exhibit, African drummers.
14:36 EXT Crystal Lassies girlie show marquee. (At 15:04, you can see the photographer in the upper left mirror. Hi, fella! Thanks for the movies!)
15:12 INT Crystal Lassies dancers. Poorly lit.
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